Why We Love Carifree Products

Why we Love Carifree   As most of our patients know, Dr. Valle loves Carifree products!   Carifree gel and rinses have a neutral pH and contain xylitol that fights the bad bacteria in your mouth.  They also contain more fluoride then most over the counter products.  We carry three of Carifree’s products in our office…

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Dental Care during Pregnancy  Did you know, in Maryland only 15% of pregnant woman with an oral health problem see a Dentist?   Good oral health is very important for pregnant woman and their growing fetus.  But, many women are unsure of proper dental care during pregnancy.   The fact is, that oral health care is…

How to Brush Your Teeth the Right Way

Brushing Your Teeth the Right Way  Proper brushing is probably the most important way to keep your mouth healthy.  Brushing correctly and with the proper frequency can help you prevent problems before they appear.  There are four important things you will need to properly brush your teeth:  a toothbrush with soft bristles, toothpaste with fluoride,…

How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is Important! Why is flossing so important?  Because even with proper brushing, the areas between your teeth don’t get completely cleaned.  And most cavities start between your teeth!  To keep your teeth and gums healthy you must use dental floss to remove the plaque between your teeth at least once a day. How to…

Basic Dental Lingo

Basic Dental Lingo Ever hear all those dental words being thrown around and feel out of the loop? Here is a guide to common dental terms that you may need to know. Cuspid  Your teeth that come to a point (right next to your front teeth) are called cuspids. Sometimes they are called canines as…

Preventing Cavities with Xylitol

Xylitol Do you find yourself frustrated by reoccurring cavities? Many people look to Xylitol products to finally find a solution to becoming cavity free.  Xylitol is a sugar substitute, occurring naturally in the fibers of foods like berries and mushrooms, which just happens to prevent cavities as well.  Because Xylitol isn’t actually a sugar, it doesn’t feed…